The Big 12 Conference announced on Wednesday the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, as well as the preseason individual awards. Reigning Big 12 champion Kansas State led the way with five selections on the preseason team.
Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Devonte Field, the conference's only unanimous selection to the preseason team, is the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
Running back Charles Sims of the West Virginia Mountaineers, a transfer from Houston who has just one year of eligibility left this season, is the newcomer of the year.
#WVU RB Charles Sims named Big 12 newcomer of the year. I've heard plenty from around the program that they expect nothing less.— Geoff Coyle (@GFCoyle) July 17, 2013
Take a look at the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team:
WR: Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State
TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor
OL: Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State
C: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
OL: Trey Hopkins, Texas
OL: Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech
WR: Eric Ward, Texas Tech
QB:Casey Pachall, TCU
RB: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
RB: John Hubert, Kansas State
DL - Devonte Fields, TCU
DL - Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State
DL - Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
DL - Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech
LB - Bryce Hager, Baylor
LB - Jordan Hicks, Texas
LB - Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State
DB - Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State
DB - Jason Verrett, TCU
DB - Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
DB - Quandre Diggs, Texas
P - Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa St
PK - Jaden Oberkrom, TCU
PR - Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State
KR - Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
While the Wildcats led all Big 12 teams with five selections, the Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders and TCU Horned Frogs each had four players earn preseason honors.
The Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers were the only teams in the Big 12 teams to not have a player make the preseason team.
College football in the Big 12 starts with two games on Friday, August 30. Texas Tech faces SMU, while Kansas State takes on North Dakota State, the two-time FCS champions.